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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Civic Theatre plus …

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join us for Mike Birbiglia "Thank god for Jokes" Comedy tour 2014. more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Festival on the Lakefront celebrates the state’s most famous crustacean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Jeffrey Ory, ABC, APR; il Stratega
Mobile: (504) 458-5866
jeffrey@jeffreyory.com

Festival on the Lakefront celebrates the state's most famous crustacean

2nd annual Crawfish Mambo planned for May 11

Come as an attendee, as a boil team or as a vendor in our artist village

WHAT:                 Crawfish Mambo

The 2nd annual Crawfish Mambo is a community-wide festival to celebrate Louisiana's most famous crustacean - the crawfish (or mudbug). The Crawfish Mambo features a crawfish cook-off, all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish for festival attendees, live local music with other food and beverage available for purchase. This event will support the expansion of goal of strengthening student success through professional development programs at the University of New Orleans.

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 11, 2013,11 am - 7 pm

WHERE:               University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus

                                The Cove on UNO Campus

MUSIC:                 The musical lineup includes:
                                11:00 am-12:00 pm          UNO Jazz Allstars

12:15-1:15 pm                    Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

1:30-2:30 pm                      New Orleans Nightcrawlers

2:45-4:00 pm                      Glen David Andrews

4:15-5:30 pm                      Rockin Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters

5:45-7:00 pm                      Big Sam's Funky Nation

TICKETS:  $15.00 - pre-purchased tickets prior to event date

$20.00 - day-of event tickets

Tickets can be purchased online at www.crawfishmambo.com or by visiting any First NBC Bank branch in the city. 

PARTICIPATE:  The Crawfish Mambo team is now accepting applications for four-member boil teams for the "Best Tasting Crawfish" competition. Each team will cook a minimum of 10 sacks of crawfish. The $250 entry fee provides teams crawfish to cook and they need to supply their own cooking utensils, spices and any additional fixings they wish to offer the crowds.  A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winner of the Cook-off Competition and the first, second and third place winners will be announced.  Each team is also invited to compete for the Best Decorated Booth Award. To register as one of the boil teams for this year's Crawfish Mambo, visit www.crawfishmambo.com.

ART VENDORS: The Crawfish Mambo team is delighted to offer local artists an opportunity to participate in the festival. Once again this year, a non-refundable Artist Fee of $50.00 to reserve a 10'x10' space and parking. The fee includes one (1) ticket for all you-can-eat-crawfish and additional tickets can be purchased for $15.00.  Vendors must provide their own tent, tables, chairs and signage. Applications are available at the festival's website, www.crawfishmambo.com.

INFORMATION: For more information, visit www.crawfishmambo.com or call (504) 280-2586.

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